Tonight sees Aston Villa travel to The City Ground in the Championship, and loads of Nottingham Forest fans are bracing themselves for what could be a scorcher after the way the reverse fixture played out. The last clash between the two was a breathless 5-5, and as 8th play 9th, this game could be huge in the race for the playoffs.
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) 11 March 2019
Nottingham Forest fans have got a great kick out of watching the goals from that fateful midweek game against the Villains. One of the rarest things in football is scoring five goals away from home and not winning the game, yet it’s something that Aitor Karanka’s side managed. This time around Martin O’Neill is in charge so the chances are it will be different, but if they get another thriller the fans won’t be moaning.
If Forest do manage to shut out Villa, and more importantly Tammy Abraham, who bagged four goals in that 5-5 draw, and take all three points then they’ll go five points clear of the visitors. It would also see them keep pace on the top six and that’s something that the fans are desperate for, as a playoff place is still a real possibility for the Tricky Trees this season, especially seeing as they’re just two points away from 6th, the spot that the fans are absolutely dying to make their own.
You can read the Forest fans’ memories of their last Villa clash here:
That’s my boys outstanding
— Nigel McCrery (@NigelMcCrery) March 11, 2019
One of the best games I’ve watched in a long time. Some great goals by #NFFC
— Psycho was back V2 (@psychoFTID) March 11, 2019
That's what happens when you play cash, grabban, lolley and carvalho
— Lee Stephenson (@LeeStephensonPT) March 11, 2019
What a night!
Just a nice routine win this time though will do nicely. #NFFC
— Dave (@dj_zotov) 12 March 2019
What a night that was!
— Dougal McShoogle (@DougalMcShoogle) 11 March 2019
A game I will never forget. A game I can say I was there for. My best away game by a mile.
— Claire Johnson (@ClaireLEJohnson) March 11, 2019
Still recovering from that night
— scott (@ScottNFFC1865) March 11, 2019
I can’t take that again…
— Bradley Chambers (@BCeeYT) March 11, 2019
— Ian (@Nai1951) 11 March 2019
Best game I have seen live
— fade to black (@Iamphenomenal01) March 11, 2019
Forest fans cannot wait for their clash with Villa and would all love to see a calmer clash that they come away from with three points as opposed to sharing the points from a ten-goal thriller.